Bethel to Host Another World Record Event

Bethel College is one out of 400 locations worldwide that will be hosting “The Great Cloth Diaper Change Event.” The event is organized by DiaperHQ, who is partnering with the Real Diaper Association. Those participating hope to break a Guinness World Record on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room.

The goal is to set the world record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously. There will also be a variety of activities including an Easter egg hunt, face painting, food, cloth diapers on display and giveaways.

Participants can register at to make sure enough official witnesses will be on hand. For more information, visit For parents who use disposable diapers, but want to participate, DiaperHQ will provide cloth diapers.

This is the second world record attempt on Bethel’s campus this month. On April 11, the Bethel men’s soccer team played the longest continuous futsal match finishing at 35 hours. The record was 32 hours and 20 minutes. The team is currently putting together an evidence package to send to Guinness, in hopes of making the record official.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.